SCHINNEN, The Netherlands -- Starting at the end of November, many Christmas Markets open their gates in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Here is a list of Christmas Markets and other events happening in The Netherlands (events are listed by town in alphabetical order):

Aalsmeer
Dec. 9: Attractive Winter Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the center.

Aartswoud
Dec. 9-10: Christmas in Aartswoud. On both days between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. visitors can visit the beautiful farms and houses decorated for Christmas. If you see the Christmas route flag outside you are welcome to enter and enjoy what they have to offer. Start is on Schoolstraat and Zuiderzeestraat. Entry is free.

Alkmaar
Dec. 14-17: Christmas Market in the center at the famous square of the cheese market. Open: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Alphen aan de Rijn
Dec. 9-10: At the indoor Fantasy Market visitors will experience a midwinter medieval fest and market at the Archeon Open Air Museum. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more details: www.archeon.nl.
Dec. 23-Jan. 7: Experience a Dutch Winter World in the pre-history; Roman times and middle Ages at the Archeon Open Air Museum. All 43 buildings are decorated and the inhabitants give demonstrations of what life was like in those times. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. For more details: www.archeon.nl.

Amerongen
Dec. 15: Attractive Christmas Market by Candlelight held at De Hof in the center from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Amstelveen
Nov. 29-Jan. 7: Winter Village with ice-skating rink and Christmas Market in the center. Open: Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.; Mondays, 1 to 6 p.m.; Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Apeldoorn
Nov. 15-19: Spirit of Winter Fair: Royal enjoyment in a winter garden. The park of Palace Het Loo near the town of Apeldoorn is turned into a magical winter garden filled with all kind of winter fest ideas. The outdoor fair has many stands with lots of exclusive items such as crystal; furniture; silver; China as well as plants and Christmas decorations. The fair will show you how attractive and warm your winter home and garden can be. Entry: €17.50 and this includes entrance to the palace as well; children (age up to 3) free entrance; 4-17 years €7.50. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 17-18, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dec. 16-Jan. 7: At Christmas at Palace "Het Loo" located on Koninklijk Park 1 in Apeldoorn visitors will get a glimpse of what Christmas used to be like with the Dutch Royal Family in the past 300 years. The beautifully laid tables and yuletide greenery transform the palace in a very attractive Christmas setting. Open: Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; also open on Dec. 25-26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed on Mondays and New Year's Day. Entry: €14.50; children (age 4-17) €5.

Appelscha
Dec. 10: Nostalgic Christmas Market & Winter Fair at the attractive illuminated edge of the forest in Appelscha (Prov. Friesland) near National Park World with besides many stands lots of attractions and things to do! No entrance fee. Open from noon to 6 p.m.

Arnhem
Dec. 2: The Brocante, Christmas Edition is a Christmas curiosa fair held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sint Eusebiuskerk on Kerkplein 1 in the center. Entry: €3.50.
Dec. 16-17: A nostalgic Winter Country Live Fair is held at Dutch Open Air Museum on Hoeferlaan 4. Both days open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry: €19; children (age 4-13) €16.

Baak
Dec. 10: Indoor Christmas Market at Sint Martinuskerk (Church) on Wichmondseweg 17 is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Baarn
Dec. 15-17: The Christmas Market at Groeneveld Estate on Groeneveld 2 in Baarn is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry: €5.

Beekbergen
Dec. 9: Attractive Christmas Market at Museum Train Station Beekbergen on Dorpstraat 140 in the center from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Entry: €5; children (age 4-11) €3. Besides walking along the many Christmas stands, you can also take a ride in the authentic steam-train.

Beerta
Dec. 17: Dickens Day Beerta is a Christmas market in Dickens style with many characters from Dickens' novels, street music and crafts. Open: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Beesd
Dec. 7-10: Attractive Christmas Country Fair at "Heerlijkheid Mariënwaerdt" estate near the town of Beesd. The estate is a perfect background for this fair. The main house is open to the public; there will be choirs and more than 80 stands with a variety of Christmas articles. Sledge rides are also available. Open: Dec. 7 & 10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 8-9, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Entry: €10; youth age 13-17 €7.50; children 11 and younger have free entrance. Take A2 highway Utrecht-Den Bosch; exit at #14 Beesd. Follow signs "Kerstfair".

Beetsterzwaag
Dec. 13: Attractive Christmas Fair in Dickens style held from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hoofdstraat in the center of town.

Beilen
Dec. 15: Christmas Market with lots of entertainment in the center from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Belfeld
Nov. 25: Winter Market at Koninginneplein and Muldersplein in the center of Belfeld. Open: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Bemmel
Dec. 10: Large Christmas Market in the attractive center of Bemmel. Open: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bennekom
Dec. 8-9: Dickens Fair in the attractive village center. Open: Dec. 8, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Best
Dec. 10: Charles Dickens Fest from noon to 5:30 p.m. in Oude Dorpsstraat and Nieuwstraat in the center of Best with Christmas Market and many characters from Dickens famous books. Entry: €2.

Blerick
Dec. 17: Small but attractive Christmas Market in the center of Blerick. Open: noon to 5 p.m.

Bourtange
Dec. 2-3, 9-10 & 16-17: Christmas Market in the center of the unique small fortified town. Open: Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry: €3.

Breda
Dec. 9-10: Winter Rails is an attractive Christmas Market held at the Train Station on Gravinnen van Nassauboulevard. Both days open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dec. 16-17: Winter Festival, located on Ginnekenmarkt in the city of Breda has a Christmas Market with more than 100 stands, rides, two stages for performances and lots more. Open both days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Breukelen
Dec. 16: Attractive Christmas Market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the park in the center of picturesque Breukelen village.

Broek op Langedijk
Dec. 27-30 & Jan. 2-7: Warm Winter Days at Broekerveiling Museum with lots of activities and entertainment. Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry: €17; children (age 4-12) €9.

Bronkhorst
Dec. 16-17: The Christmas Fair in the smallest town of the Netherlands is very nostalgic with old crafts demonstrations and lots more. Scrooge is waiting for you in the town's Dickens Museum. Open both days 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bunschoten-Spakenburg
Dec. 8: Wintermarkt from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the center near the old harbor on Oude Schans.

Cuijk
Dec. 16: From noon to 10 p.m. attractive Christmas Market in and around the church and garden on Mariagaarde. Entry: €2.50.

De Bilt
Dec. 15: From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. attractive Winter Market held at Dorpsstraat in Het Oude Dorp.

De Hoef
Dec. 10: A traditional and nostalgic Christmas Market is held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Church Square in the center of this picturesque little town. Santa and his reindeers will visit as well.

De Steeg
Dec. 13-17: Christmas at Castle Middachten. The castle near the town of De Steeg is beautifully decorated for Christmas and opens its doors to the public. A Christmas Market is held in the castle's outbuildings. Open all days noon to 8 p.m. Entry: €15; children (age 4-12) €7.50.

Delft
Dec. 12: The Evening of Light is a heartwarming event in the dark days before Christmas in the center of Delft. The city is in the spirit all afternoon awaiting the highlight of the day which is the lighting of the enormous Christmas tree on Market Square in the center. The event starts at 3 p.m.

Den Bosch/'s-Hertogenbosch
Nov. 17-23: Attractive indoor Winter Fair at Brabanthallen on Diezekade 2. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry: €20.
Dec. 7-Jan. 7: Bosch Winter Paradise in the center of the city has a Christmas Market, live music, choirs, ice-skating rink and lots more! Open: Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays-Sundays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; on Dec. 24-26 and Jan. 7 open from noon to 6 p.m.

Den Haag/'s-Gravenhage
Dec. 15-24: The Royal Christmas Fair is held at the stately Lange Voorhout along the Kloosterkerk, glorious Hotel Des Indes and Escher Museum in the center daily from noon to 9 p.m.

Den Ham
Dec. 9: The historic Christmas Market at the attractive village center is also the stage for a play in which 200 inhabitants of the village take part. The play is set in the year 1726 and tells us from a time in which the Netherlands was troubled with all kind of murdering and thieving gangs. The event is open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Deventer
Dec. 16-17: Christmas Market at Lebuïnuskerk in the center of Deventer. Open: Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry: €2.50; children 11 and younger have free entrance. Entrance is at Grote Kerkhof onder de Toren.
Dickens Fest. The historical Bergkwartier in the center of Deventer is changed into a city from Dickens' famous "A Christmas Carol". Both days from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. about 350 Victorian personalities and characters from Dickens' stories will walk around the center of the town.

Didam
Dec. 15: Attractive Christmas Market in the center from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Diepenheim
Dec. 10: Large Christmas Market in the center from noon to 5 p.m.

Diessen
Dec. 9-10: Christmas Fair at Vintage Farm Store at Beerseweg 7 is open on Saturday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Doesburg
Dec. 9: Christmas Market in the historic center of Doesburg with sleigh rides and a visit of Santa Claus and Mr. Scrooge! Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Dokkum
Dec. 15: Christmas Fair in the old streets of this historic town with Dickens characters, lots of stands and entertainment. Open: 1:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Doorn
Dec. 15-17: Exclusive Christmas Fair in Huis Doorn (Estate) on Langbroekerweg 10. Open: Dec. 15-16, noon to 9 p.m. and Dec. 17, noon to 6 p.m. Entry: €15, children (age 7-14) €7.

Doorwerth
Dec. 10: Attractive Christmas Fair at Castle Doorwerth on Fonteinallee 4. Open: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry: €10; children (age 4-12) €4.

Dordrecht
Dec. 15-17: Large Christmas Market in the historic center of Dordrecht. The medieval large Church and its garden are transformed into a Christmas/Winterland and the more than 250 stands on Groenmarkt and Voorstraat can't be missed. Open: Dec. 15-16, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Dec. 17, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Drunen
Nov. 24-26: The indoor Christmas Fair at "de Voorste Venne" on Afrikalaan 100 in Drunen is a lifestyle fair with a wide offer of antiques, home decorations, fashion, art and culinary delicacies. Due to its authenticity the event and the location is the perfect setting to get in the mood for the Holidays. Open: Nov. 24-25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry: €5.
Dec. 16-17: Christmas Shopping in Dickens style in the center from noon to 5 p.m. The town goes back 200 years in time and characters from Dickens books can be seen in the streets. The whole center is changed in to a lively 19th century scene.

Druten
Dec. 10: Dickens Christmas Festival in the center of town from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This day hundreds of characters from Dickens books are ready to welcome you. Entry: €3.

Eindhoven
Dec. 9: From 1 to 6 p.m. attractive Christmas Market at Theresiaplein in the center.
Dec. 9-10: The indoor Christmas Market at the Mall on Kastelenplein is both days open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Elburg
Dec. 8-9: Christmas as it was in 1900 in the beautiful center. No entry fees. Open on Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Entry: €3; children (age 4-12) €2.

Elsloo
Dec. 9: Nostalgic Christmas Market held in Maaslandcentrum from noon to 5 p.m.

Emmeloord
Dec. 9: The Christmas Market in the center is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eindhoven
Dec. 9: From 1 to 6 p.m. Christmas Market on Theresiaplein (Square).
Dec. 9-10: Christmas Market at Shopping Mall Kastelenplein is both days open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Enkhuizen
Dec. 16: Christmas Market in the historic center of Enkhuizen from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec. 16-17 & Dec. 23-Jan. 7: At Magical Winterland at Fairy Tale Park Enkhuizen on Kooizandweg 9 visitors will encounter many fairy tale figures and winter surprises. Entry: €10. Open: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 24 & 31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Dec. 25 & Jan. 1.

Enschede
Dec. 10: Medieval Christmas Market with Vikings, fantasy figures, music, entertainment and lots more from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Stroinksweg 90 in Enschede.

Enter
Dec. 8-10: Christmas Fair at Rheins Estate on Reintszijweg 1 is open on Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry: €10.

Ermelo
Dec. 16: Traditional old fashion Christmas Market in the center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Franeker
Dec. 10: Christmas Market in the center. Open: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Garderen
Nov. 30-Dec. 2 & 6-9: Winter Fair in Dickens' style held at De beeldentuin, Oude Barnevelder-weg 5 in Garderen. Entry: €6.50. Open: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Dec. 2 & 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Geertruidenberg
Dec. 9: A small but very attractive Christmas Market in Dickens style is held from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Market Square in the center of the fortified town Geertruidenberg.

Geleen
Nov. 19: Christmas Fair at De Biesenhof on Biesenweg 1 in Geleen from noon to 6 p.m. Entry: €1.

Gennep
Dec. 9-10: Christmas Market at Market Square in the center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Goes
Dec. 8-9: Large Christmas Market in Dickens style on Weeshuisplein, Korte Kerkstraat and Singelstraat in the center. Open: Dec. 8, 4 to 11 p.m. and Dec. 9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gouda
Dec. 15: Candle-Night in Gouda. Thousands of candles are lit in the windows of the beautiful town hall and every window of the houses around the Market Square. Highlight of the evening will be without doubt the lighting of the beautiful Christmas tree in the center of the square. This scenic event draws many people every year and starts at 7 p.m.

Haarlem
Dec. 9-10: Attractive Christmas Market at Grote Markt, Botermarkt and Koningstraat in the center of Haarlem. Open: Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Haarzuilens
Nov. 21-26: The Country & Christmas Fair at Castle De Haar near the town of Haarzuilens is an attractive fair in the beautiful setting of the castle. This year is the 18th anniversary of the fair and it is one of the largest and certainly most beautiful Christmas and Lifestyle fairs in The Netherlands with more than 200 stands with exclusive articles, attractive accessories and festive novelties. Open: Nov. 21-25, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry: €20; children (age 12-16) €10; 11 and younger. No entrance fees.

Hardenberg
Nov. 10-12: Winter Fair 2017 is an attractive indoor fair held at Evenementenhal on Energieweg in Hardenberg. Open: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry: €9; children (age 6-11) €5.

Hardinxveld-Giessendam
Oct. 7-Dec. 26: Christmas Fair at Manhattan Style on Hakgriend 46 with 2500 square meters filled with Christmas and holiday products. Open: Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closed on Sundays.

Harlingen
Dec. 9: Attractive and unique Christmas Market along the canal (Zoutsloot) in Harlingen one of the oldest Hanseatic towns in Friesland. Open: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hattem
Dec. 15: Cozy Winter Market in the center around the Grote Kerk at Kerkhofstraat 2 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Havelte
Dec. 16: From 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. attractive Dickens style Christmas Market in the center.

Heemskerk
Dec. 7-10: Castle Christmas Fair at Castle Assumburg on Tolweg 9 is open on Dec. 7, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Dec. 8-9, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry: €10; children (age 7-14) €5.

Heerle
Dec. 9: Christmas Market with characters from Dickens' stories and lots of activities at Herelsestraat from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Heinkenszand
Dec. 1-3: Indoor Winter Fair at de Stenge on Stenge 1 in Heinkenszand. Open: Dec. 1, 1:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Helenaveen
Dec. 10: Attractive Christmas Market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at De Gouden Helm on Oude Peelstraat 3 in center of Helenaveen in the heart of the Peel region. Entry: €2.50; children (age 16 and younger) free entrance.

Helmond
Dec. 10: Winter Forest Fair in Christmas Tree Forest on Scheepstal 3 from noon to 5 p.m. and
Dickensnight in the center of the Brandevoort quarter in Helmond. The center is changed into a market from England in the 1850s. Victorian personalities and characters from Dickens' stories will walk around as well and there is besides an attractive Christmas Market also lots of entertainment. Open: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Heusden
Dec. 15-16: Candlelightshoppen at the Christmas Market on Friday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. in the center of the historic fortified city of Heusden.

Hulsberg
Nov. 26: Winter & Christmas Fair held at "Bij Preuverie in de Wiesj" on Wissengracht 6 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Entry: €2.50.

Kaatsheuvel
Nov. 13-Jan. 31: Winter Efteling at Efteling Amusement & Fairy Tale Park in Kaatsheuvel on Europalaan near Tilburg offers good old-fashion winter fun. Open: weekdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; weekends, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Dec. 31, 11 to 6 p.m. Closed on Jan. 1. Entry: €37.50.

Kerkrade
Dec. 2-3, 9-10 & 16-17: Christmas Market held at the beautiful 900 years old Abbey Rolduc in Kerkrade. Open on Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry: €3.50; children €1.50.

Koewacht
Dec. 15: The International Christmas Market in- and out-doors on Nieuwstraat starts at 4 p.m.

Laren
Dec. 8-10: Christmas Market Op de Brink in the center. Open: Dec. 8, noon to 10 p.m.; Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Dec. 10, noon to 8 p.m.

Leerdam
Dec. 9-10: Christmas Market in the center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Leeuwarden
Dec. 16-17: Attractive Christmas Market with ice-skating rink, circus and lots of stands in the old, historic prison on Blokhuisplein 40.
Dec. 17: From noon to 5 p.m. Christmas Market on Schrans in the center.

Leiden
Dec. 15-27: A unique Christmas Market is held on the water of Nieuwe Rijn in the center of town. An ice skating rink is located on Koornbrug (bridge). Open: noon to 9 p.m.; Dec. 16, 5 to 9 p.m.; Dec. 24 & 27, noon to 6 p.m. Closed Dec. 25.

Lelystad
Dec. 14: Christmas Market from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the center.
Dec. 16: Christmas Market at Natuurpark (Nature Park) from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Lichtenvoorde
Dec. 10: "Let it Snow" is an attractive winter/Christmas event with stands, food, live music, theater and more in the center. Starts at noon.

Lisse-Keukenhof
Dec. 8-11 & 16-18: Christmas at the Castle is held in Castle Keukenhof which is across the street of the famous gardens and near the town of Lisse. The court and Castle are nicely decorated and it is as if the inhabitants just left the castle for a walk around the estate. See how nobility celebrated Christmas. Open: Dec. 8-10 & 16-17, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Dec. 11 & 18, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Losser
Dec. 17: The Christmas Fair in the center is a Christmas happening with lots of entertainment and activities. Open: noon to 5 p.m.

Luttelgeest
Dec. 8-23: At the indoor Christmas Market at the tropical Orchideeën Hoeve on Oosterringweg 34 in Luttelgeest it is like stepping into a magical Christmas fest with many exotic animals, beautiful decorations, choirs, many culinary delicacies and a traditional Dutch Christmas Market. Open: Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry: €10.50; children (age 4-12) €5.50.

Maarsbergen
Nov. 14-16: An attractive Winter Fair is held in Kaasboerderij (cheese farm) "De Weistaar" on Rottegatsteeg 6 in Maarsbergen with lots of home and garden decorations; delicatessen; flowers; plants; demonstrations; live music; fashion; jewelry and lots of good food. Open: Nov. 14-15, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry: €8; children 11 and younger -- free entrance.

Maaskantje/Den Dungen
Dec. 9: Small but attractive Christmas Market is held on St. Jacobusstraat in Maaskantje with live music, many local delicacies and of course Christmas decorations and gifts. Santa will visit and there will be demonstrations of old crafts. Open: 3:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Maastricht
Dec. 1-Jan. 1: Magical Maastricht. The city of Maastricht can be called Christmas Town with reason this year. The Vrijthof is transformed into a large ice-skating rink. There are many traditional and nostalgic attractions and Christmas Markets at several locations in the center. Maastricht with Christmas is fun for young and old. Open Mondays-Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.; Dec. 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Dec. 25-26.

Mariahout
Dec. 9: Winter Square with stands, food and lots of activities at open air theater on Mariastraat 27a from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Entry: €2; children 12 and younger -- free entrance.

Medemblik
Dec. 8: During Dickens' Day at the Christmas Market in the historic center you will meet all kind of characters from Dickens novels. Scrooge will be present of course as well as Fagan and his gang. Open from 4 to 10 p.m.
Dec. 8-9: An indoor Christmas Fair is held in the Bonifatius Church on Kerkplein 9. Open: Dec. 8, 2 to 9 p.m. and Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry: €1.

Merkelbeek
Nov. 5: Winter Christmas Fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gastronomie Smeets on Steenweg 2.

Mesch
Nov. 25-26 & Dec. 2-3, 9-10: Attractive Christmas Market held at De Laathof Farm on Langstraat in Mesch near Eijsden. No entrance fee. Open all days from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monnickendam
Dec. 17: Christmas Market from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the center of Monnickendam.

Montfoort
Dec. 13: Attractive Christmas Market in the center of Montfoort is held from noon to 9 p.m.

Montfort
Dec. 3: The indoor Christmas Market at Sports Hall on Achter de Hoven in Montfort is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Munstergeleen
Dec. 10: Small but covered Christmas Market on Pancratiusstraat 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Naaldwijk
Dec. 10: From noon to 8 p.m. Christmas Market at Boerderij (Farm) Dichtbij on Zwetkade Noord (Wateringen).
Dec. 15-16: Attractive indoor Christmas Market in the restored Oude Kerk on Wilhelminaplein (square) in Naaldwijk. Open: Dec. 15, 2 to 9 p.m. and Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Naarden
Nov. 9-12: The La Table Fair is held at Grote Kerk in the center of the fortified city of Naarden. This attractive Christmas Fair features festive table settings. Over 50 exhibitors display antique and modern china, silverware, glassware, wines and more. Entry: €15; children 13 and younger have free entrance. Open: Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Nov. 11-12, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Nieuwveen
Nov. 25-26: Winter Fair at De Sfeerstal on Hogendijk 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nijkerk
Dec. 9: Christmas Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the center of town.

Nijmegen
Dec. 9-Jan. 7: During Winter in Town visitors will find all kind of events, markets and entertainment in the center.
Dec. 17 & 24: Christmas Market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the center.

Nijverdal
Dec. 17: Attractive Christmas Market from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the center.

Oldebroek
Nov. 28-Dec. 1: Warm Winter Days Fair at Zuiderzeestraat 218-222 in Oldebroek. Open: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. No entry fees.

Oostendorp
Dec. 9: Christmas Market held in and around the windmill on Zuiderzeestraatweg from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No entry fees.

Oosterblokker
Dec. 10: Indoor Winter Fair at Cultural Center Pancratius on Oosterblokker 98 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Oosterhesselen
Dec. 2-3: Indoor Winterfair at Manege on Waterveenseweg. Entry: €3 (incl. coffee/tea). Open: Saturday, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Oosterhuizen
Nov. 25: Winterfair on Oude Veen 19-21 in Oosterhuizen from noon to 7 p.m.

Orvelte
Nov. 25-26: Attractive Winterfair is held throughout the picturesque center of farm village Orvelte. Both days open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry: €5; children 12 and under -- free entrance.

Oud-Beijerland
Dec. 15-16: The traditional Christmas Market held in the center is open Dec. 15, 1 to 10 p.m. and Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Oud Kampen
Dec. 16-17: Christmas in Oud Kampen. In this weekend the old center of Oud Kampen is changed into a real Christmas town with a Christmas Market; theater; food tastings and more. Open both days from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Entry: €2.

Roden
Dec. 9: A German traditional Christmas Market is held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the center of town.

Roermond
Dec. 1-Jan. 7: Christmas Dreams in the center of Roermond with lots of entertainment and a Christmas Market. Open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Rolde
Dec. 1: Winter Fair on Baanderhoek in the center of Rolde from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Roosteren
Nov. 26: Indoor Christmas Fair at Roosterhoeve from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rotterdam
Nov. 9-12: The Norwegian Christmas Market is held at Westzeedijk 300 in Rotterdam and is open on Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 17-19: Danish Christmas Fair at Danish Naval Church (Deense Zeemanskerk) on Coolhaven 1 in Rotterdam with all kinds of Danish products. Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Swedish Christmas Market with Swedish products is held at Swedish Naval Church on Parklaan 5. Open: Nov. 17, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Nov. 18-19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 17-19 & 24-26: The Finnish Christmas Market on Gravendijkwal 64 in Rotterdam with lots of Finnish articles and delicacies is open on Friday, noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. No entrance fees.
Nov. 29-Dec. 3: Indoor Winter Fair at Ahoy 1 in Rotterdam offers everything you need for the coming holiday season! Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry: €15. More Info: www.winter-fair.nl.
Dec. 16-17: A nice and cozy Christmas Market can be found around "Oude Kerk" (Old Church) on Charloisse Kerksingel in Rotterdam. Open: noon to 6 p.m.

Ruinen
Dec. 9: Christmas Market in the center of the picturesque village of Ruinen from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Santpoort-Noord
Dec. 10: Attractive Christmas Market from noon to 6 p.m. in the festive decorated center.

Scheveningen
Dec. 16: Winter Fair at Keizerstraat in the center from noon to 6 p.m.

Schimmert
Nov. 5-Dec. 24: Authentic and attractive Christmas Show at Lupa Outdoors Vijvercentrum Limburg on Op de Bies 70 in Schimmert. Open: Mondays, 1 to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays- Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

S'Gravenzande
Dec. 16-17: Christmas Market in the center is open on Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 17, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sint Michielsgestel
Dec. 10: Winterfair at Petrus Dondersplein from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sint-Oedenrode
Dec. 10: Winter Fair with lots of activities in the center of town from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sittard
Dec. 9: Christmas Market on Elzasplein is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Dec. 15-Jan. 8: Winter Dream with rides, attractions, ice-skating Rink and more on Market Square and center of Sittard.

Soest
Nov. 18-Dec. 23: Christmas Market with lots of activities at Tuinadviescentrum 't Vaarderhoogt on Dorresteinweg 72b in Soest. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Spaubeek
Dec. 8-10 & 15-17: Victorian Christmas Fair at Victorian House, Musschenberg 30 in Spaubeek with English antiques such as furniture, accessories and more. The fair is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Steenbergen
Dec. 17: Christmas Market in and around the Gummaruskerk (church) in the center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thorn
Dec. 17: The indoor Christmas Market at "De Grote Hegge" Manor in the white city of Thorn is considered the largest in the region. Open: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry: €5; children 11 and younger -- no entrance fee. An outdoor Christmas Market is held in the historic center of Thorn from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tiel
Dec. 17: Dickens Christmas Market from noon to 5 p.m. in the center of town.

Tilburg
Dec. 25-26: At the Christmas Antiques Market in Koepelhal on NS Plein 3 you will find beautiful antique furniture, silver, paintings, curiosa, glass and more. Entry: €6, children 12 and younger -- free. Open both days from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Uitgeest
Dec. 17: From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. attractive indoor Christmas Market at A9 Studios on Westerwerf 1.

Urmond
Dec. 10: Christmas Market from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Grote Straat in the old historic center.

Utrecht
Dec. 8-10: Culinary Christmas Festival at the "Nederlandse Spoorwegmuseum" (Dutch Railway Museum) on Maliebaanstation in Utrecht with cooking demonstrations, workshops and lots more to do with your Christmas menu. Open: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Entry: €15; children (6-17) €10.
Dec. 9: Christmas Market along the river Vecht and in the old historic village center of Vreeland-Utrecht from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dec. 15-17: The Christmas Market in the center is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Dec. 23-Jan. 7: Winter at the Train Station. This unique event is held at the "Nederlandse Spoorwegmuseum" (Dutch Railway Museum) on Maliebaanstation in Utrecht. The beautiful illuminated coaches and the festively decorated platforms are a perfect setting for this Christmas event. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; on Dec. 27-30, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on Jan. 1. Entry: €16.

Vaassen
Dec. 8-10: Christmas Market at the court of Castle Cannenburch, Maarten van Rossumplein 4 in the town of Vaassen. The castle is decorated for Christmas and is the perfect setting for this event. Entry is €3.50; children 11 and younger -- free entrance. The market and the castle are open: Dec. 8, 1 to 10 p.m.; Dec. 9, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Valkenburg
Nov. 10-Dec. 24: Christmas Show in English Country Style at Ricos on Hekerweg 37 in Valkenburg (NL). Open ONLY on Fridays, 1 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays-Sundays, noon to 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 17-Dec. 23: Christmas Market in a cave is located in Gemeentegrot on Cauberg 4 in the center of Valkenburg. Open: Sundays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Dec. 23 open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry: €7; children (5-11) €5.
Another Christmas Market in a cave can be found in Fluwelengrot (Velvet Cave) on Daalhemmerweg in the center of Valkenburg. A unique Christmas Market held in the caves under the castle ruins. Open: Sundays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Entry: €7; children (5-11) €5.
Nov. 17-Jan. 7: Valkenburg -- Christmas Town. Visiting the picturesque town of Valkenburg during the winter months is like stepping into the story of Charles Dickens. Romantically illuminated streets, decorated Christmas trees and beautiful Christmas songs bring this little town alive. Enjoy the only Dutch town in real Christmas settings: in one of the many cozy restaurants and pubs, in the beautifully decorated shops, at the fine hotels, the sights and of course the unique Christmas markets in the caves. Every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. and every Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. a Christmas Parade with beautiful floats, dancers and animators will move through the center.
Route D'Amuse is a marvelous walk through the enchanting Christmas town during which you can enjoy delicious amuses at 5 renowned catering establishments. The walks are available at the Tourist Information Office of Zuid-Limburg, The Readshop at Dr. Erensstraat and at most participating establishments (www.route-damuse.nl). Experience different routes between noon and 6 p.m. daily; Dec. 24, 26 and 31 December 2017 noon to 4 p.m.; closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Price: € 11.50 per person and this includes amuses. Visit: www.route-damuse.nl for more info.

Veere
Dec. 15-16: Indoor Christmas Market in Kleine Kerk (little church) on Kapellestraat is open on Dec. 15, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Velden
Dec. 17: Christmas Market in and around the church in the center of town. Open: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Vlaardingen
Dec. 8-9: Christmas Market and Activities around Grote Kerk at Market Square in the old, historic center of town. Open: Dec. 8, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Volendam
Dec. 17: Attractive Christmas Market in the center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Voorschoten
Dec. 16-17: Christmas Magic at the Duivenvoorde Castle and estate on Laan van Duivenvoorde 4. Open both days from noon to 5 p.m.

Vorden
Dec. 16: Traditional Christmas Market in the center from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Vreeland
Dec. 16: Christmas Market on Nigtevechtseweg 19 in the picturesque village of Vreeland from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wageningen
Dec. 16-17: The Christmas Market in the center is open on Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 17, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Weerselo
Dec. 26: Large Christmas Market at Bornsestraat 14 in the center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wezup
Dec. 8-10: The Christmas Market in the picturesque village of Wezup, between the towns of Emmen and Westerbork, is held along and around several farms and has a rural character. As soon as it is dark the path along the old farms will be lighted by candles. Entry and parking is free. Open: Dec. 8, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Dec. 9, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wijchen
Dec. 16-17: Christmas Fairytale Fest in the center on Market Place. Open: Saturday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Wijk bij Duurstede
Dec. 16-17: Christmas Market in the historic center of Wijk bij Duurstede. Open: Dec. 16, noon to 5 p.m. and Dec. 17, noon to 8 p.m. No entrance fees.

Winsum
Dec. 9: Christmas Market on Skans 1 in the center of Winsum. The market is known for its large offer of mistletoe and is therefore named the Mistletoe Christmas Market. Santa's reindeers will also be present. Open: noon to 6 p.m. No entrance fees.

Woerden
Dec. 8-9: Winter Fair throughout the center of town. Open: Dec. 8, noon to 9 p.m. and Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Woudrichem
Dec. 9: From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Christmas Market at Kerkstraat 41 in the historic fortified town.

Zeijen
Dec. 9-10: Victorian Christmas Fayre at Oranjerie on Noorderstraat 1 in Zeijen. Open on Dec. 9, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry: €4.50.

Zeist
Dec. 9-10: Christmas Market at the front court of Castle Zeist on Zinzendorflaan 1. Open both days from noon to 5 p.m.

Special Event - Pure Nostalgia in Limburg
Christmas Express
Dec. 16-17, 24, 26-28 & 30-31: On these days it is possible to travel in a very nostalgic way to the Christmas Markets in Valkenburg. Park your car at the train station in Simpelveld and climb aboard on one of the luxury first class carriages. The historic steam train will take you on a wondrous and relaxing journey through the beautiful Limburg scenery to the center of the Christmas City of Valkenburg. The train leaves Simpelveld on these days at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. On Dec. 24 & 31 the train leaves ONLY at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. From Valkenburg it leaves back to Simpelveld at 12:30, 3 and 5:30 p.m. On Dec. 24 & 31 the train leaves ONLY at 12:30 and 3 p.m. Cost: €15; children (age 3-11) €5. For tickets, reservations and more information call +31 (0)45-5440018 or email info@miljoenenlijn.nl.